Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort Sales Stimulate Economy

October 3, 2008

Petoskey, Mich. – Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort sales continue to stimulate the local economy as representatives report record numbers. With developers reaching the completion of Phase One and Two lots, the North Clubhouse, onsite bungalows and five-star amenities, 83 percent of Phase One and nearly 60 percent of Phase Two lots have been sold to date.

With this overwhelming response, Hearthside Grove announces that beginning Sept. 30, 2008, lot prices will increase. Lots are currently priced from $90,000 to the mid $100,000s. Following this increase, lots will range from the low-to-mid $100,000s.

Sales records indicate that over 40 percent of buyers are coming from outside the Michigan area. States with the highest numbers include Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Texas. According to Travel Michigan, the state’s official tourism marketing office, the tourist business is one of Michigan's largest income producers. Travel Michigan reported that annually travelers to Michigan contribute about $18.8 billion to the economy, generating $1.1 billion in state and local tax revenues and accounting for 200,000 jobs.

“Projects such as Hearthside Grove are beneficial for our thriving tourism industry and help to bolster our local economy,” said Mayor Dale E. Meyer, City of Petoskey. “Each and every year, this influx of travelers results in increased revenues for our area.”

Area visitors are able to soak in the delightful summer sun, the color-changing foliage of the fall, winter sports and fishing in the springtime. Additionally, with a full list of resort amenities to include stone-laid hearth fireplaces, laundry facilities, fully equipped fitness center, recreational activities, complimentary on-site wireless internet and first-class concierge service, Hearthside Grove provides an upscale experience for all those traveling to Petoskey, Michigan.

“Having worked with motorcoach owners across the nation, it is apparent that these travelers are looking for an upscale experience,” said Craig Rose, Developer of Hearthside Grove. “We are making this a reality through a combination of upscale amenities and unparalleled service, all in a great location. The area truly lends itself to a wide variety of activities, from outdoor adventures and sports to shopping and cultural attractions.”Hearthside Grove anticipates consistently strong sales throughout the remainder of the fall 2008 season. To learn more about Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort visit HearthsideGrove.com.